Pediatric Inpatient Unit

Community Regional's pediatric inpatient unit is the 11-bed unit for patients needing overnight hospital stays, but not intensive care. 

It is staffed by a team of pediatric hospitalist physicians who will coordinate your child's care while in our hospital. They organize the communication between different specialists and will be your main point of contact for questions, updates about the comprehensive plan of care. 

Our highly skilled nursing and physician team provides care to patients recovering from all types of surgery or a wide range of diagnoses. Your care team may include other clinicians like respiratory therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, or others depending on your child's care needs.

We participate in the California Children’s Services (CCS) Program. It’s a state program for children with certain CCS-eligible chronic diseases or health problems. CCS provides resources for children under 21 years to have access to necessary diagnostic and treatment services, medical case management, nutrition management and physical and occupational therapy services.

Inpatient Specialists:

  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology/Diabetes
  • Genetics
  • High Risk Infant Care
  • Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pulmonology/Cystic Fibrosis
  • Allergy
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • OMFS/Craniofacial/Cleft Palate
  • Rheumatology

Child Life Program

“When kids don’t have the words to express how they’re feeling … if you put a doll or toy in front of them, you can kind of assess how they’re coping through their play.” — Community child-life specialist
A child life specialist is a trained professional with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life’s most challenging events. And research shows the interaction a child life specialist brings a young patient can have a major impact on his or her well-being.
Community Regional’s Child Life Program in the Leon S. Peters Burn Center helps children and their families cope with the difficult experience of being burned. The child-life specialist works on social, emotional and developmental issues while the child is in the hospital, which is often done through teaching and playing.

Learn more about the Child Life Program